Double bed with down comforter.TV with streaming Netflix, PBS, Amazon, and Hulu.
Walk to Beach! Private room & bath

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Private room & adjoining bath, lower level of Rio del Mar home. 5 min walk to beach on tree lined street. Close to restaurants, shopping, state parks - everything you want for restful beach holiday. I even provide the beach towels, beach chairs and beach games!

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 9PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Some pet(s)
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Keypad


Cleaning Fee $28 NZD
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price $163 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules

This is a no smoking house. There is a TV in the guest room, please keep volume to reasonable level. Quiet 10pm-8am.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - 10 steps from parking space to front door.
Pet(s) live on property - 2 small dogs - they are friendly but will bark when you come in.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

43 Reviews

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Angie User Profile
September 2017
My husband and I stayed at Joan's for our anniversary. We loved staying with Joan and it was better than expected. There was coffee ready every morning, a carafe of fresh water in the fridge, we loved the outdoor seating area for an evening glass of wine, there were plenty of towels and a hot shower, in a large private bathroom. We walked the 1/2 mile to the beach and it was lovely. It was a short drive to Santa Cruz, and redwoods. She provided a binder full of recommendations and we had breakfast at a tiny place called Sunrise Cafe that she loves and it was perfect. She recommended the Art and Wine Festival in Capitola, and the Greek Festival in Santa Cruz and we went to both! She was the perfect hostess, in her beautiful home. We only saw her once, she gave us plenty of privacy. I highly recommend!

Kory User Profile
September 2017
Joan is such a friendly, personable woman who takes a genuine interest in those who stay at her house. She is accomodating and happy to assist in any way she can, but she is also respectful of her guests' privacy. Her knowledge of the area and things to do nearby is impressive. Joan's house is incredible and just a five-minute drive from a gorgeous beach. She keeps everything immaculate and makes sure you feel right at home. It is relaxing to sit in the dining area with a cup of coffee, or in the back yard with your Bible--or any other book. I would recommend this house to anyone looking for a peaceful getaway close to the beach, and I hope to return some day!

David User Profile
August 2017
Our stay with Joan was fantastic. She accommodated our late arrival, and Bella and Otis gave us a very warm welcome. The location is great, really close to the beach. She has a beautiful and welcoming house that really made us feel at home this weekend. We will definitely be back!

Bridget User Profile
August 2017
As always another great stay. I have lost track now how many times I have stayed with Joan. It is always so easy! I look forward to the next time I stay with Joan, Otis, and Bella.

Ginam User Profile
April 2017
This is a perfect place to stay. Joan is a great host, very friendly and attentive to one's need. Bella and Otis are so cute and playful. The house is artistically decorated and Joan has made some beautiful artwork. Prime location, comfortable bed and spacious connecting bathroom. The room is actually bigger than the photo. This place is very close to the beautiful Rio Del Mar beach and I had such a lovely day there. The area gets a bit cold at night and Joan's place is really warm and just perfect for me. I would like to return if I come back to this area again. Thank you again for sharing this lovely home! All the best! Maka

Bridget User Profile
April 2017
What can I say? I keep returning to Joan's house when I am in Aptos. It is old hat by now. I look forward to sleeping in the comfy bed. It is always great to be greeted by the wagging tails of Otis and Bella and to catch up with Joan. Until next time!

Lane User Profile
March 2017
A great place. Join is a wonderful hostess and the house perfect. The beach is nearby. The two dogs are great fun. We will be back for our third stay next fall.

Aptos, California, United StatesJoined in February 2013
Joan User ProfileJoan is a superhost.

I live near the beach in Northern California. I work as a freelance software developer. I am a musician - I play acoustic bass in 2 bands - a jazz trio, and a 5-piece swing-band! I play USTA tennis, and I have two small rescue dogs named Otis and Bella. I have lived in Mexico, Tokyo and London, but am now happy to be back home in CA. I had done over a dozen home exchanges the past few years, as well as some Airbnb stays as a guest, so I decided to open my home to Airbnb visitors a couple years ago and it has been a fantastic experience!

Motto: It's never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliott

Languages: English, Español
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